Defense is a must.... we all realize that. BUT, I suspect D'antoni will be able to illustrate to Lebron his defensive plan more eloquently than Tom Thibby will be able to detail his offensive philosophy.
Defense is effort and will; offense is scheme and skill.
What is the triangle offense? Is that a defensive paradigm?
Lebron has fiven defense a shot for 7 years and has nothing to show for it. He's looking to average a triple-double, play in the SSOL and (when the time comes) demand that his teammates step up and get shots.
Ask BOS how defense worked in the Finals when they couldn't score a point!
I think people diss D'ant to such an extent they are blind to the obvious- that Tom Thibby has proven NOTHING as a NBA HEAD COACH. What does he know about offense? About being the lead voice and guiding a team through the vigors of an nba season?